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    Joe Leeson-Schatz
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    Binghamton University
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    I have been the Director of Debate at Binghamton University for 11 years, where I also teach courses on Media & Politics and Literature & Technology. I have coached teams to the NDT for six consecutive years and have had my debate program ranked 1st
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    Director of Debate at Binghamton University

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    Win Trip to NASA - Online Debate Tournament

    Registration deadline for the Binghamton Speech and Debate Team's 4th annual online tournament is April 9th. Rounds begin on the 11th. It's free to enter and the grand prize is a trip to NASA's headquarters for a tour. To registration create an account, login, and click register (as a debater or judge) at http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/12/Home/bu-s-4th-annual-online-debate-tournament-in-conjunction-with-nasa-astrobiology-debates/ You can also click "invite" to see speech times and a full schedule of rounds. Feel free to get in contact with me if you have any problems or if you need additional information.
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    Win Trip to NASA - Online Debate Tournament

    It's somewhere in between policy and parli. Plenty of participants have gone fast in the past. Best advice is to do some research on your judge. It's pretty easy to participate and free to enter. Registration deadline is coming up this Friday.
  3. Here is a direct link to a permanent posting on CEDA Forums of both Seifudein Adem and William Spanos' speech delivered at the 2016 NDT opening ceremony at Binghamton University. It also includes the link to the stream of the event. Good luck to all the competitors in the morning! http://www.cedadebate.org/forum/index.php/topic,6851.0.html
  4. Here is a direct link to a permanent posting on CEDA Forums of both Seifudein Adem and William Spanos' speech delivered at the 2016 NDT opening ceremony at Binghamton University. It also includes the link to the stream of the event. Good luck to all the competitors in the morning! http://www.cedadebate.org/forum/index.php/topic,6851.0.html
  5. Registration for Binghamton Speech and Debate Team​'s 4th annual online tournament is open until April 9th, with rounds starting on April 11th. First place wins a trip out to visit NASA headquarters. Lots of over great prizes. Free to enter. To register, and for more info, create an account, login, and click register at http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/12/Home/bu-s-4th-annual-online-debate-tournament-in-conjunction-with-nasa-astrobiology-debates/
  6. Registration for Binghamton Speech and Debate Team​'s 4th annual online tournament is open until April 9th, with rounds starting on April 11th. First place wins a trip out to visit NASA headquarters. Lots of over great prizes. Free to enter. To register, and for more info, create an account, login, and click register at http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/12/Home/bu-s-4th-annual-online-debate-tournament-in-conjunction-with-nasa-astrobiology-debates/
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    Binghamton's 3rd Annual Online Tournament

    Today is the last day to register to compete or judge in our 3rd annual online tournament. The topic is prison abolition. There are gift cards, t-shirts, and books for prizes. And it's entirely free to register. To sign up: create an account, log in, and then click register on the tournament webpage at http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/10/Home/binghamton-university-s-3rd-annual-online-debate-tournament/
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    3rd Annual Online Debate Tournament

    Today is the last day to register to compete or judge in our 3rd annual online tournament. The topic is prison abolition. There are gift cards, t-shirts, and books for prizes. And it's entirely free to register. To sign up: create an account, log in, and then click register on the tournament webpage at http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/10/Home/binghamton-university-s-3rd-annual-online-debate-tournament/
  9. Details for Binghamton University's 3rd Annual Online Debate Tournament is now available. Registration ends April 10th, 2015 and the first videos are due up on the 13th. This year's topic is: "This house believes that prisons should be abolished." Again, it's open to students anywhere in the world and there will be prizes provided by our sponsors. Don't delay, create an account, login, and register today - http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/10/Home/binghamton-university-s-3rd-annual-online-debate-tournament/
  10. Details for Binghamton University's 3rd Annual Online Debate Tournament is now available. Registration ends April 10th, 2015 and the first videos are due up on the 13th. This year's topic is: "This house believes that prisons should be abolished." Again, it's open to students anywhere in the world and there will be prizes provided by our sponsors. Don't delay, create an account, login, and register today - http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/10/Home/binghamton-university-s-3rd-annual-online-debate-tournament/
  11. Check out this amazing public debate between the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) and the Institute for Critical Animal Studies(ICAS) on the topic of whether the law should be the preferred avenue to advance environmental conservation and animal rights. The SSCS is represented by Captain Paul Watson and Brandon Evans who are affirming that the law should be the preferred avenue. ICAS is represented by Bill Shanahan and Trevor Reddick who negate the topic from an anarchist indigenous perspective. The public debate is followed by a speech by Paul Watson and public Q&A. An amazing watch that's worth your time watching without a doubt! Check it out athttp://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Videos/Debates/Public/113/2013-2014-public-debates/speaker-captain-paul-watson/
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    Spanos Lectures Available Online

    Binghamton Speech and Debate Team just put up a bunch of Spanos lectures from his course this semester. You can view them in the video section of their website athttp://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Videos/Lectures/Academic/
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    International Online Debate Tournament

    Prize Structure: 1st Place: $100 Amazon.com Gift Card 2nd & 3rd Place: $50 Amazon.com Gift Card 4th & 5th Place: $25 Amazon.com Gift Card 6th - 10th Place: $5 Amazon.com Gift Card Top ten will all receive some mix of hoodies, t-shirts, books, stickers, patches, and other prizes. There will also be prizes for the top ten speakers in both high school and college that will include a combination of gift cards, t-shirts, books, stickers, patches, and so on. All it takes to compete is uploading a 2-5 minute video once a day for five days to complete your first round. You can do with with a webcam or a smart phone while on the road if need be. Qualifying competitors will advance in future weeks. Tomorrow is the deadline, register and sign up TODAY! http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/7/Home/binghamton-university-s-2nd-annual-online-debate-tournament/
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    International Online Debate Tournament

    The judges are mostly debate coaches and instructors from around the nation. The sponsors mostly provide prizes. As for neg ground, there are tons. You can attack the UN as an actor. You can defend the cultural rights of Japan. You can attack the speciesist bias in protecting only dolphins. There are also tons of other options for neg ground. Last year's topic was about banning vivisection and despite similar sponsors the neg won a bunch of rounds. All of the sponsors understand the value of switch-side debate. Aff ground could include sanctions or other mechanisms of enforcement, value-based debates, among others. My University-wide speech and debate class brainstormed a bunch of ideas of how to approach the topic on both sides. PETA2 is the youth-arm of PETA. As far as I know they just do awareness campaigns and don't do rescue operations. In either world, they're providing a bunch of support so we can provide hundreds of dollars of prizes.
  15. Binghamton University has announced its 2nd annual online debate tournament. All the details, including how to register, can be found on the website at- http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/7/Home/binghamton-university-s-2nd-annual-online-debate-tournament/ Last year the tournament featured 100 competitors from around the United States in both high school and college. First place will receive a $100 Amazon.com gift card. Prizes will be given to the top high school and college competitors. Registration is free and instructors are encouraged to sign up as judges. This year's resolution is: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan. The tournament is already sponsored by PETA2, The Institute for Critical Animal Studies, Binghamton University's English Department, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The website also features many national videos of college debate rounds if you click "Videos" on the top navigation bar and follow the links to "Live Policy Debate." We're trying to grow a collection of speech videos as well. Registration ends 4/19 and the first video is due up on 4/21 Register today at http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/7/Home/binghamton-university-s-2nd-annual-online-debate-tournament/
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